This program is a combined clinical and research fellowship, with heavy emphasis on the science and surgical management of morbid obesity. This program is designed to produce academic leaders in the fields of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. The program is characterized by a high volume of laparoscopic bariatric cases, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic band placement. This is in addition to ample laparoscopic foregut, colon, abdominal wall, and solid organ cases. There is an active interest in the modern management of GERD, including novel diagnostic modalities and endoscopic and laparoscopic treatment of this disease. Graduating fellows have typically completed over 200 cases. Fellows also perform over 100 endoscopic cases including feeding access, anastomotic dilations and colonoscopy.

Research is an integral component of the program. Fellows are strongly encouraged to conduct clinical studies and present results at national meetings. Each clinical fellow is expected to submit at least one manuscript as first author for publication. Fellows in the 2-year track enjoy close collaboration with colleagues in the basic sciences and molecular biology departments. There is a well-equipped and staffed facility for animal experiments.

Teaching skills for bariatric surgeons can be refined through numerous academic workshops and courses that are sponsored by the department. Fellows participate in preparation and delivery of lectures, and in hands-on instruction of attendees. These meetings afford opportunities to cultivate long-term professional and collegial relationships with world experts in their respective fields.

This fellowship participates in the NRMP. Please apply through the website for consideration. Deadlines and application information are included on the web site.

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